[aur-general] Licenses, GPL3 only

Ray Rashif schivmeister at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 06:47:44 EDT 2010

On 23 August 2010 18:03, Philipp <hollunder at lavabit.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just looked up the GPL notation again.
> Here's the relevant excerpt from the wiki:
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Packaging_Standards
> ..
> The (L)GPL has many versions and permutations of those versions.
> For (L)GPL software, the convention is:
>    * (L)GPL - (L)GPLv2 or any later version
>    * (L)GPL2 - (L)GPL2 only
>    * (L)GPL3 - (L)GPL3 or any later version
> Now besides that this is obviously confusing there's another problem.
> How would you specify that a program is GPL3 only?

I think what you're trying to say is that you should be allowed to use
a license and strictly forbid later versions from having an influence.
But I believe that's not how it works. The Linux kernel, IIRC, was
made GPL2 only when GPL3 was released.


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